John Uglietta, Unit Head
Christine DeMichieli, Office Coordinator
Mackinac Hall B3-105
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Tel (616) 331-2114
Fax (616) 331-2601
Welcome to the Philosophy Department
The Department of Philosophy is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/ and offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy.
The Department counts 21 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties.
The Department's international faculty is made of active scholars who are committed to undergraduate education. They are at Grand Valley to share their expertise in a wide variety of philosophical schools, national traditions, historical periods, and specialized areas of philosophical work.
The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of solid understanding of the history of philosophy, but also to encourage students to pursue work in their own areas of interest. Formal coursework is only one part of the Philosophy student's education. Since inquiry and study are most fruitful when conducted in a vital community of fellow scholars, the Department is committed to offering a number of excellent learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom structures.
Celebrating 25 Years of Service
Professor Teresa Castelao-Lawless (left) and Professor Phyllis Vandenberg (right) were recognized on February 12th at the GVSU Faculty Awards Convocation for their 25 years of service as professors in the GVSU Philosophy Department. Thank you Teresa and Peggy for your many contributions.
Michigan State University
Calvin College and Grand Valley State University Undergrad Conference
ATTENTION PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS
CALVIN COLLEGE AND GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY-MARCH 29 AND 30
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY-MARCH 22 AND 23
Grand Valley State University Ethic's Bowl Competes and Qualifies for National Competition
GVSU Ethics Bowl to Attend Nationals in Baltimore
The GVSU Ethics Bowl team will compete in the National Ethics Bowl this March in Baltimore after competing and taking 2nd place overall in the Upper-Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl in Chicago last November. Jessica Shaltry, Anna Stewart, Richard Vegh, and Mallory Wietrzykowski comprised the first team which went undefeated in the four-round competition. Only three other teams among the 30 teams participating achieved the same perfect score.
Philosophy Professor, Dr. Ronald Loeffler, organized and guided the team to success both this year and last. He along with Dr. Phyllis Vandenberg (GVSU Philosophy professor) accompanied the students to the competition in Chicago this year. Phyllis will also accompany student to the national competition this March,.
To learn more about the Ethics Bowl team, contact Ronald Loeffler via email: email@example.com.